Ray Volpe has been taking the trade by storm for years now. The dynamic bass producer has flexed and mastered his craft by constructing a flexible discography, one which validates his standing atop the dance music hierarchy. From promising up and comer to one of many extra electrifying acts in digital music, Ray has but to seek out himself stepping off the fuel pedal. Not too long ago placing competition goers in a chokehold with “Laserbeam,” Volpe was in a position to achieve international recognition for his skills as soon as once more. As he continues to excel in a spirited competition season post-pandemic, the eyes and ears at Austin’s ILLfest 2022 had been all pointed in the direction of the LA-based DJ/Producer. After crushing his set at ILLfest 2022 we had been honored to have caught up with Ray Volpe to talk all issues music.
It has been a tricky few years for everybody particularly artists…are you having fun with being on tour once more?
“The final 4 headlining reveals in Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, and LA have fully bought out! We’re actually simply wanting to hold that momentum ahead into all of the cool stuff we now have deliberate for 2023. We’ve been loving this tour.”
In following your latest string of profitable remixes, inform me about this new EP! When did manufacturing truly begin on that? How lengthy was the recording and mastering course of from begin to end?
“I’ve been engaged on this for over two years. We needed to proceed that story from Rise of Volpetron and construct the visuals and model and the entire volpetron title with this EP. With this subsequent EP, the idea I actually needed and emphasize is that he wasn’t actually from earth, then I ended up pondering what if I do Legend of the Volpetron. I believe I’m going to make a full story about out of it.”
You tweeted Excision an unreleased copy of your new single “Laserbeam” after which he dropped it stay on his tour—Has Excision at all times been an artist you seemed as much as? Any probability of a collab sooner or later with him or different artists?
“That may be an enormous dream for me, he’s at all times been a day one supporter. I like him so that may be superior. So far as others…in Sept I’ve a collab popping out with Mitis, it’s heavy and Melodic Dubstep. Additionally, I received’t say when however one with Sullivan King is coming… it’s one which I’m actually enthusiastic about.”
The tune ‘Laserbeam’ grew to become the “most performed file” at EDC Las Vegas. How does that make you are feeling?! What are you wanting ahead to probably the most transferring ahead along with your music?
“I can’t even actually say all of the stuff we now have happening subsequent yr, however I can say that due to this monitor my goals have been coming true each few days. That’s what I’m most enthusiastic about with my music, my goals are coming true. We’ve been promoting out each headlining tour date since this tour began. We’ve bought out Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis and LA. However I’m in all probability probably the most grateful and grateful for the expansion, as a result of the final time I used to be in Dallas there have been 100 individuals there, however now we simply did a bought out 1500 individual present just a few weeks in the past in Dallas! It’s so loopy how that occurs.”
We see this occur with some artists—one tune blows up unexpectedly and catapults their profession to sudden ranges. How has it modified your life?
“We’ve loads of cool milestones and bucket listing moments for my profession that I’m lastly going to have the ability to attain. I didn’t suppose it might occur to me. I’ve been making ready this complete time to slowly climb up that ladder steadily, to only be a reputation within the trade that’s working his means up. I used to be ready to do this this entire time however you simply can’t actually put together for that kind of factor to occur to you. After I made Laserbeam, we didn’t suppose it was a single, like I had no concept that this could be the one, and now we now have a complete EP that simply dropped “Legend of The VolpeTron”. Life is loopy.”
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Q&A With Ray Volpe: Laserbeam, Touring, and Extra